The WimmelResearch-Fellowship will be awarded as part of a joint project
between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung.
Artists from all disciplines – including performance/dance, visual arts, architecture, design, literature, sound/music, video/filmmaking, and web development – are invited to apply until September 28, 2018. There is no restriction in regard to age with the exception of currently enrolled university or college students.
The collaboration is based on the development of Platform 12, an experimental space designed by the artistic duo Wimmelforschung in collaboration with Bosch as part of Bosch’s new center for research and advance engineering. The platform serves as a creative hub and room for reflection as well as communication for all researchers. As an essential feature, Platform 12 contains a permanent collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude, in the framework of which artists of various disciplines engage with the company as indirect observers and initiators in order to exchange ideas with researchers and to work on their own and joint artistic projects.
The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage artists and researchers to explore new ideas and to shape future-oriented concepts together. The central aim of Platform 12 is the creation of a variable and open setting in which artists and employees are working simultaneously on their projects, encounter one another and exchange ideas. The concept intends for the artist to be present at Platform 12 for the entire duration of the fellowship. The artist should contribute to the platform with their extrinsic critical reflections and aesthetic settings vis-à-vis the company. These can be constructed visually, interactively or performatively.
A video about the project as well as a selection of the current artistic results can be found under the following links:
»Platform 12 | Dialog between Research, Arts, and Business«:
Kinga Tóth »Living Text Bodies«:
Isabel Zintl »Nachdenken über neue Freiräume in Stuttgart West«:
Ursula Achternkamp »Auswildern«:
Jol Thomson »Deep Time Machine Learning«:
Further information in regard to the call, requirements and the application procedure can be found here:
The next fellowship will be awarded for the period of
November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
The deadline for all applications is September 28, 2018, 12 p.m. CET/MEZ.